England tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st ODI: England v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Feb 13, 2012
England won by 130 runs
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
13 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
  England innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* b Saeed Ajmal 137 187 142 14 0 96.47
46.2 66.7 mph, slider and Cook tries to sweep and misses, losing his leg stump. Pushed through quicker, the sweep has served Cook very well today but this time he got his front pad inside the line and it skidded past the pad into leg stump 230/6
View dismissal KP Pietersen b Shahid Afridi 14 51 36 1 0 38.88
12.4 61.1 mph, he's gone! Afridi skids one straight through Pietersen's defences and the England man's comeback as an opener is over. He was caught half-forward and the ball straightened to clatter into off stump 57/1
View dismissal IJL Trott b Shahid Afridi 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
12.5 56.8 mph, two in two! This time, from wide on the crease, Afridi angles a quicker delivery past Trott's lazy, attempted cover drive and the bails go flying once again! Looked like the googly, the way it came back at Trott 57/2
View dismissal RS Bopara st †Umar Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 50 91 69 4 0 72.46
37.2 56.0 mph, out charges Ravi and off come the bails! Bit of a Coldplay moment there, but you can hardly expect England to bat through a Powerplay without at least one rush of blood to the head. He skipped out, played around a legside delivery and not even an Akmal couldn't muck that one up 188/3
View dismissal EJG Morgan lbw b Saeed Ajmal 2 9 8 0 0 25.00
39.3 56.2 mph, hits the pad as Morgan misses with a reverse sweep and given out. Morgan goes for the review ... maybe on height, maybe because he thought it was going down leg. But it was doing neither and umpire Taufel raises his finger for the second time. Morgan's UAE struggles continue, then. 196/4
View dismissal C Kieswetter c Wahab Riaz b Saeed Ajmal 9 21 19 0 0 47.36
44.5 56.4 mph, straight up and caught. Kieswetter tried to give himself room to slog sweep outside leg but can only get a big top edge straight up in the air, easily taken from short third man 221/5
SR Patel not out 17 23 12 2 0 141.66
View dismissal SCJ Broad c & b Saeed Ajmal 1 1 2 0 0 50.00
46.5 66.2 mph, caught and bowled a fine take down low. Pushed through quicker again, Broad goes to drive, does so firmly and in the air back to Ajmal who bags the chance with two hands and claims another five-for against England 232/7
GP Swann not out 13 14 12 2 0 108.33
Extras (lb 11, w 5, nb 1) 17
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 260 (5.20 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Umar Gul 8 0 53 0 6.62 22 7 0
  Mohammad Hafeez 10 1 30 0 3.00 39 2 0
View wickets Shahid Afridi 10 0 55 2 5.50 24 5 0 (1w)
12.4 to Pietersen, 61.1 mph, he's gone! Afridi skids one straight through Pietersen's defences and the England man's comeback as an opener is over. He was caught half-forward and the ball straightened to clatter into off stump 57/1
12.5 to Trott, 56.8 mph, two in two! This time, from wide on the crease, Afridi angles a quicker delivery past Trott's lazy, attempted cover drive and the bails go flying once again! Looked like the googly, the way it came back at Trott 57/2
View wickets Saeed Ajmal 10 0 43 5 4.30 32 4 0
37.2 to Bopara, 56.0 mph, out charges Ravi and off come the bails! Bit of a Coldplay moment there, but you can hardly expect England to bat through a Powerplay without at least one rush of blood to the head. He skipped out, played around a legside delivery and not even an Akmal couldn't muck that one up 188/3
39.3 to Morgan, 56.2 mph, hits the pad as Morgan misses with a reverse sweep and given out. Morgan goes for the review ... maybe on height, maybe because he thought it was going down leg. But it was doing neither and umpire Taufel raises his finger for the second time. Morgan's UAE struggles continue, then. 196/4
44.5 to Kieswetter, 56.4 mph, straight up and caught. Kieswetter tried to give himself room to slog sweep outside leg but can only get a big top edge straight up in the air, easily taken from short third man 221/5
46.2 to Cook, 66.7 mph, slider and Cook tries to sweep and misses, losing his leg stump. Pushed through quicker, the sweep has served Cook very well today but this time he got his front pad inside the line and it skidded past the pad into leg stump 230/6
46.5 to Broad, 66.2 mph, caught and bowled a fine take down low. Pushed through quicker again, Broad goes to drive, does so firmly and in the air back to Ajmal who bags the chance with two hands and claims another five-for against England 232/7
  Wahab Riaz 7 0 47 0 6.71 20 5 0 (1nb, 4w)
  Shoaib Malik 5 0 21 0 4.20 13 0 0
  Pakistan innings (target: 261 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Finn 5 10 11 1 0 45.45
2.1 88.7 mph, Finn strikes early, beating Hafeez's chop and thumping into his pads. He was stuck on his crease and though he thought about reviewing, that looked pretty plumb 11/1
View dismissal Imran Farhat c †Kieswetter b Finn 10 42 16 1 0 62.50
8.5 88.6 mph, is that four for Finn? It is! That was unplayable, a silent assassin of a delivery that landed on middlle and screamed across Farhat's tentative push, taking a faint nick on its way through to Kieswetter. That was such a good ball, Farhat was unlucky to get anything on it! 40/4
View dismissal Asad Shafiq lbw b Finn 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
2.2 and another one! A similar ball, a touch fuller, seaming back into Shafiq's front pad. The bat was nowhere near the ball and he was rooted right in front of middle and off. Finn has started like a train! 11/2
View dismissal Younis Khan c †Kieswetter b Finn 15 18 18 2 0 83.33
6.5 89.6 mph, gone - and that could be a crucial dismissal! And what a catch from Kieswetter! Finn perservered on that line outside off and again succeeded in bringing the ball back a wee bit ... Younis played slightly away from his front pad, snicked through and Kieswetter claimed to ball whilst diving full stretch to his left. 27/3
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* lbw b Patel 14 38 29 1 0 48.27
14.4 54.3 mph, oh gone! Patel has slid one past the inside edge, onto the back pad and the Pakistan captain has to go, lbw again! It was a regulation full length ball on middle and off and quite simply, Misbah has missed it completely. A very surreal dismissal. The TV commentators assumed their was some bat involved and Misbah would refer but not to be. He's plumb and gone. 53/5
View dismissal Umar Akmal st †Kieswetter b Swann 22 77 39 1 0 56.41
25.5 49.2 mph, ah, now he'll be a bit chirpier. An arm ball (or maybe one that just doesn't turn) goes past Umar's outside edge and Kieswetter whips off bails. Umpire Ahsan Raza doesn't need a replay, he was that far out of his crease ... Oh, Umar! 96/7
View dismissal Shoaib Malik c Pietersen b Patel 7 25 23 1 0 30.43
20.2 54.3 mph, that's a shocker! Malik has a yahoo at a full-bunger and completely mistimes it, the ball looping gently to the man standing at mid-on. I think it hit the toe end of the bat - pressure telling there, and Patel has spooked another. 68/6
View dismissal Shahid Afridi c Swann b Patel 28 24 22 4 0 127.27
26.4 57.5 mph, the party's over for Afridi, who slaps a slog straight to long-off. It went flat and hard but was a comfortable enough catch. We all know Afridi has a big sword - and there he died by it. 109/8
View dismissal Umar Gul lbw b Swann 2 13 10 0 0 20.00
29.1 50.7 mph, the end is nigh ... Gul again plays around a delivery turning into him. He goes for the review ... but this time it hit him just in line with off stump and there's no reprieve. England, quite remarkably, are on the brink of a crushing victory. 113/9
View dismissal Saeed Ajmal c Cook b Broad 5 29 21 0 0 23.80
34.6 82.2 mph, thank you! Ajmal top edges a pull and captain Cook runs around from mid-on to claim the catch at mid-off, almost colliding with a team-mate in the process. The last-wicket malingering comes to an end after 17 runs in almost six overs and England have won. Hark at that! 130/10
Wahab Riaz not out 8 20 21 1 0 38.09
Extras (lb 2, w 7, nb 5) 14
  Total (all out; 35 overs) 130 (3.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets ST Finn 10 1 34 4 3.40 44 3 0 (1nb)
2.1 to Mohammad Hafeez, 88.7 mph, Finn strikes early, beating Hafeez's chop and thumping into his pads. He was stuck on his crease and though he thought about reviewing, that looked pretty plumb 11/1
2.2 to Asad Shafiq, and another one! A similar ball, a touch fuller, seaming back into Shafiq's front pad. The bat was nowhere near the ball and he was rooted right in front of middle and off. Finn has started like a train! 11/2
6.5 to Younis Khan, 89.6 mph, gone - and that could be a crucial dismissal! And what a catch from Kieswetter! Finn perservered on that line outside off and again succeeded in bringing the ball back a wee bit ... Younis played slightly away from his front pad, snicked through and Kieswetter claimed to ball whilst diving full stretch to his left. 27/3
8.5 to Imran Farhat, 88.6 mph, is that four for Finn? It is! That was unplayable, a silent assassin of a delivery that landed on middlle and screamed across Farhat's tentative push, taking a faint nick on its way through to Kieswetter. That was such a good ball, Farhat was unlucky to get anything on it! 40/4
  JM Anderson 6 0 24 0 4.00 24 3 0 (2w)
View wicket SCJ Broad 6 2 21 1 3.50 26 2 0
34.6 to Saeed Ajmal, 82.2 mph, thank you! Ajmal top edges a pull and captain Cook runs around from mid-on to claim the catch at mid-off, almost colliding with a team-mate in the process. The last-wicket malingering comes to an end after 17 runs in almost six overs and England have won. Hark at that! 130/10
View wickets SR Patel 5 1 26 3 5.20 15 2 0 (1w)
14.4 to Misbah-ul-Haq, 54.3 mph, oh gone! Patel has slid one past the inside edge, onto the back pad and the Pakistan captain has to go, lbw again! It was a regulation full length ball on middle and off and quite simply, Misbah has missed it completely. A very surreal dismissal. The TV commentators assumed their was some bat involved and Misbah would refer but not to be. He's plumb and gone. 53/5
20.2 to Shoaib Malik, 54.3 mph, that's a shocker! Malik has a yahoo at a full-bunger and completely mistimes it, the ball looping gently to the man standing at mid-on. I think it hit the toe end of the bat - pressure telling there, and Patel has spooked another. 68/6
26.4 to Shahid Afridi, 57.5 mph, the party's over for Afridi, who slaps a slog straight to long-off. It went flat and hard but was a comfortable enough catch. We all know Afridi has a big sword - and there he died by it. 109/8
  RS Bopara 1 0 4 0 4.00 2 0 0
View wickets GP Swann 7 3 19 2 2.71 29 2 0
25.5 to Umar Akmal, 49.2 mph, ah, now he'll be a bit chirpier. An arm ball (or maybe one that just doesn't turn) goes past Umar's outside edge and Kieswetter whips off bails. Umpire Ahsan Raza doesn't need a replay, he was that far out of his crease ... Oh, Umar! 96/7
29.1 to Umar Gul, 50.7 mph, the end is nigh ... Gul again plays around a delivery turning into him. He goes for the review ... but this time it hit him just in line with off stump and there's no reprieve. England, quite remarkably, are on the brink of a crushing victory. 113/9

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 4-match series 1-0
Player of the match - AN Cook (England)
Umpires - Ahsan Raza (Pakistan) and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - Zameer Haider (Pakistan)

Match Notes


    • England innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 48 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Over 3.3: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - KP Pietersen (Struck down)
    • Over 4.2: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batsman - KP Pietersen (Upheld)
    • Over 9.3: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - AN Cook (Upheld)
    • England: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (63 balls), Extras 5
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (AN Cook 32, KP Pietersen 13, Ex 5)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 23 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Drinks: England - 68/2 in 17.0 overs (AN Cook 44, RS Bopara 3)
    • AN Cook: 50 off 57 balls (6 x 4)
    • England: 100 runs in 23.5 overs (143 balls), Extras 8
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (AN Cook 28, RS Bopara 21, Ex 3)
    • England: 150 runs in 31.4 overs (190 balls), Extras 11
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 123 balls (AN Cook 52, RS Bopara 44, Ex 6)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 27 runs, 2 wickets)
    • AN Cook: 100 off 110 balls (11 x 4)
    • Drinks: England - 188/2 in 37.0 overs (AN Cook 112, RS Bopara 50)
    • RS Bopara: 50 off 67 balls (4 x 4)
    • Over 39.3: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - EJG Morgan (Struck down)
    • England: 200 runs in 40.6 overs (246 balls), Extras 12
    • England: 250 runs in 48.6 overs (295 balls), Extras 15
    • Innings Break: England - 260/7 in 50.0 overs (SR Patel 17, GP Swann 13)
    • Pakistan innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 40 runs, 4 wickets)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 53/4 in 14.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 14, Umar Akmal 7)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 15 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Over 16.5: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - SJA Taufel, Batsman - Shoaib Malik (Upheld)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 26.2 overs (158 balls), Extras 3
    • Over 27.1: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batsman - Umar Gul (Struck down)
    • Over 29.1: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batsman - Umar Gul (Struck down)
 
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